One of the great qualities of a timber home is the strength in the characteristics of the exterior materials. There is often a mixture of rustic finishes including timbers, stone, wall shakes, siding and some elements of metal. The intrinsic nature of these materials gives the exterior of the home a very confident and strong presence.
With these qualities being quite dominant on the exterior it is important to repeat these characteristic throughout the interior of the home to balance the character and personality between the outside and inside. A great way to achieve this is to vary wall and floor finish materials throughout the home. Some great materials to start with are stone, tile, or even limestone plaster.
When selecting a stone material for the interior of your home it's important that the stone repeats similar qualities as the stone on the exterior. This way it helps make the exterior and interior feel connected.
Due to the chunkiness of the timbers throughout the home it allows the opportunity to select a larger and more chunky scaled stone.
Natural stone is always the best choice, however it comes at a higher price point. For selecting stone on a budget, consider imitation stones veneer products to help manage costs and extend your budget.
Kevin Gray is a residential interiors specialist, who has more than 20 years experience in the interior and architectural design industry.